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For K-12 Teacher Leaders

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June 27-29, 2023 @ The Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, NC

3.0 CEU offered.

Cost: $550

Advocate Level Sponsor:

Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs


Office of the Provost

Today’s globally connected world requires that we prepare students to become globally competent citizens who are able to work collaboratively across cultures. UNC World View’s Global Education Teacher Leader Institute, held in Chapel Hill, brings together current and aspiring teacher leaders from K-12 schools. Together we will examine global issues that impact students and their communities. Participants are led by expert university faculty as they engage in dialogue about key global topics and explore leadership strategies to support global education initiatives in classrooms and schools.

The program is currently full, but if you would like to join the waitlist please email UNC World View’s program coordinator Susan O’Rourke.

Program Agenda

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023

9:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View
11:00 a.m. Engaging Globalism and Working Across Cultures Part I
Tim Flood, Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication,
Kenan Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Engaging Globalism and Working Across Cultures Part II
Tim Flood, Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication,
Kenan Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Developing Intercultural Competencies Using UNESCO’s Story Circles
Hazael Andrew, Associate Director, UNC World View
5:00 p.m. Adjourn Until Evening Activity
6:00 p.m. Turkish Cooking Demonstration and Dinner at the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center
Deniz Ender, Cooking Class Instructor



8:00 a.m. Teaching and Learning Conversations
8:30 a.m. Integrating Global Content into Curriculum to Prepare Students for Our Interconnected World Part I
Heather Singmaster, Director of the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) and CTE at
Digital Promise Global, Digital Promise
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Integrating Global Content into Curriculum to Prepare Students for Our Interconnected World Part II
Heather Singmaster, Director of the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) and CTE at Digital Promise Global, Digital Promise
11:45 a.m.

Teaching to Inspire: Cabo Verdean Women, Revolutionary Mothering, and National Memory 
Terza Silva Lima-Neves, Professor, Political Science and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Director of Global Education and Engagement, Johnson C. Smith University

12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Teaching Digital Portobelo to Learn: Making Research on An Afro-Latin Panamanian Community More Accessible for K-12 Scholars
Renée Alexander Craft, Professor and Director of Outreach and Public Engagement, Department of Communication and Curriculum in Global Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. The North Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program (Civilian to Civilian Initiatives)
William Darragh, Teacher, Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School, Mogoditshane, Kweneng, Botswana
Michael P. Marciniak, COL, AR and Commander, 60th Troop Command, J5, Strategic Plans and Policy
Naomi Tshosa, Established Opinion Leaders and Professional Exchanges Specialist, United States Embassy, Gaborone, Botswana
3:00 p.m. Learning into Action
Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View
4:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day



8:00 a.m. Teaching and Learning Conversations
8:30 a.m. The European Union in a Changing WorldLiesbet Hooghe, W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill and Research Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
9:20 a.m. Transition to Next Session
9:25 a.m. Contemporary Latin American Political Trends and Challenges
Jonathan Hartlyn, Kenneth J. Reckford Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Bridging Divides, One Story At A TimeNazanin B. Knudsen, Teaching Assistant Professor, Hussman School of Journalism and Media, UNC-Chapel Hill
11:30 a.m. Final Thoughts and Wrap Up
Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View
12:00 p.m. Celebratory Luncheon

Welcome Address

Ambassador Barbara J. Stephenson, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill

Workforce Needs in a Global SocietyTimothy Humphrey, Chief Analytics Officer, IBM

Closing Remarks
Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View

2:30 p.m. Adjourn

Presenter Biographies


Hazael Andrew is the Associate Director of UNC World View. As part of his role, Hazael plans and administers professional development programs for K-12 and community college educators. He collaborates with 31 community colleges in North Carolina and Florida on the Scholar of Global Distinction program, a program where community colleges and their faculty commit to develop and offer globally intensive courses and activities through which students can earn a global distinction credential from UNC World View. Hazael’ s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Foundations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MBA in Finance from Mississippi State University, and a dual bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics and Finance from Fayetteville State University.

Renée Alexander Craft is a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she teaches communication and global studies courses. She earned a B.A. in English literature and an M.A. in communication studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in performance studies from Northwestern University.  Alexander Craft’s research and creative projects have centered on an Afro-Latin community located in the small coastal town of Portobelo, Panama who call themselves and their carnival performance tradition “Congo.” She has completed both a manuscript and digital humanities project, which reflect this focus. The first is an ethnographic monograph titled When the Devil Knocks: The Congo Tradition and the Politics of Blackness in 20th Century Panama (The Ohio State University Press, January 2015). The second project, titled Digital Portobelo: Art + Scholarship + Cultural Preservation (, is an interactive online collection of ethnographic interviews, photos, videos, artwork, and archival material that illuminate the rich culture and history of Portobelo, Panama. Broadly, Alexander Craft’s research and teaching examine the relationship among sociohistorical constructions of Blackness, Black cultural performance, and discourses of Black inclusion and exclusion within a hemispheric American framework with an intersectional approach attentive to class, colorism, nationalism, nationality, language, gender, sexuality, history, religion, and region. In addition to the Portobelo-focused projects, Renée received a Durham Arts Council Ella Pratt Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2013 for I Will Love You Everywhere Always, a children’s book dedicated to helping children cope with death and loss.

William Darragh is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Gaborone, Botswana. In addition to teaching English, William works with community organizations to improve computer science education in Botswana. He has a B.S. in computer science from Mercer University. William’s career goal is to become a computer science educator working on projects and developing tools that increase the accessibility of programming and improve computer science education across diverse communities. Prior to his time in Botswana, William was a software engineer for Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins, GA and worked on various projects related to the sustainment and maintenance of aircraft.


Trained as medical librarian, Deniz Ender has a passion for plant based whole food cooking. As a chef, she has presented Mediterranean cooking demonstrations in various venues including the International Festival of Raleigh, local kitchen stores, and lately at the Food Bank of NC and at UNC Rex Heart and Vascular Hospital. She recently obtained her raw chef certificate and has a passion for vegan/vegetarian cooking. Always looking for unique and healthy ingredients, she enjoys visiting various ethnic stores and farmers markets. Deniz Ender will be preparing a six course Turkish dinner from locally grown produce for the June 27 event at STCCC!


Tim Flood is a clinical associate professor of management and corporate communication and UNC’s Kenan Flagler Business School. Dr. Flood teaches several courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students, and segments of the Communication, Leadership and Career Management series. He is the author of “MBA Fundamentals: Business Writing” (Kaplan Press, 2008). He also edited “The Rhetorical Dimensions of Cyberspace” with Beth Baldwin (1997). His research interests include the roles of media and technology in both interpersonal and corporate communication, cross-cultural communication and global business leadership fluency.

Dr. Flood has consulted with the World Bank/IFC and Egyptian Institute of Directors on issues of corporate governance and educational outreach, and has led study trips to businesses in Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, Dr. Flood worked as a solutions consultant for Vanguard Cellular Systems (now part of AT&T Wireless). He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his MA from Texas A&M University and his BA from the University of Maryland.


Jonathan Hartlyn is the Kenneth J. Reckford Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. Jonathan Hartlyn received his B.A. from Clark University and both his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Before coming to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1988, he taught at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching interests are in the comparative politics of Latin America, especially with relation to questions of democratization, political institutions, and state-society relations. He is the co-author of Latin America in the Twenty First Century: Toward a New Socio-Political Matrix (2003; Spanish publication, 2004 and Portuguese publication, 2007), and author of The Struggle for Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic (1998; Spanish publication, 2008) and The Politics of Coalition Rule in Colombia (1988; Spanish publication, 1993). He is also the co-author of “Democracy in Latin America Since 1930” in Cambridge History of Latin America, Vol. VI, Part II (Leslie Bethell, ed., 1994; Spanish publication, 1997), and the co-editor of Latin American Political Economy (1986), The United States and Latin American in the 1990s: Beyond the Cold War (1992), and Democracy in Developing Countries: Latin America, 2nd edition (1999). His articles have appeared in numerous journals and edited books. He received a Johnston Award for Teaching Excellence from UNC in 2010. He served as Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs for UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences from 2009 to 2017, and has also served at UNC as Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies (now the Institute for the Study of the Americas). He was elected to a term as Chair of the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association (2005-07), and as a member of the Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association (2007-10).


Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the UNC-Chapel Hill and Research Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. She was born and educated in Belgium (KU Leuven), taught at the University of Toronto (1994-2000), and moved to Chapel Hill in 2000. Hooghe has had fellowships and visiting professorships at Cornell University; Nuffield, Oxford; the EUI, Florence; the WZB Berlin; VU Amsterdam; Konstanz University; Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst; Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; IAS Vienna; Sciences Po-Paris; the Free University of Berlin. She is a former chair of the European Politics & Society section of the APSA and of the European Union Studies Association. Hooghe’s research and teaching are chiefly in comparative politics, multilevel governance, international organization, political behavior, and measurement. She has published in the leading journals of political science.


Timothy Humphrey is currently IBM’s Chief Analytics Officer. He is also the Senior State Executive for IBM in North Carolina and Senior Location Executive for IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC, one of the company’s largest sites. Tim has over 25 years of global experience with IBM and Lenovo. He has held various roles spanning hardware, software, battery technology, supply chain, acquisitions, data, and AI. He has earned numerous patents as well as management, innovation, and excellence awards for his contributions to the computing industry.

Active in the community, Tim engages in several non-profit fundraising activities, special events, and volunteer efforts. He serves as a board member for many local non-profit organizations and is a member of the UNC World View Council of Advisors. Tim is also a very active mentor to over 40 global professionals, students, and youth. Tim graduated from North Carolina State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the North Carolina State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame and the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees. Tim is a North Carolina native and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.


Nazanin Knudsen is an Iranian-American educator, writer, and filmmaker. Her professional experience is informed by years of hands-on work developing and executing ideas for documentaries, short films, and corporate videos. Her writing has been published in online and print literary journals. In 2022, her piece, “Simon,” was nominated for Best Microfiction anthology series. In addition to writing, she has published “Welcome to Sarajevo,” a translated screenplay, and several essays in Farsi. She uses nonfiction storytelling to make a difference. In teaching, she empowers her students to do the same.

Naz has mentored students and taught several courses in storytelling, film production, and editing at Elon University’s School of Communications and Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She has been teaching at UNC since 2019, and in 2022, she received the Val Lauder Award, which recognizes an adjunct instructor for excellence in teaching at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Naz received an MFA from Lindenwood University, an MA from The University of Arizona and a BFA from Tehran University of Art.


Charlé LaMonica has held service to the state front and center in her work. Since 2013, LaMonica has expanded UNC World View’s support of educators and increased partnerships in both rural and urban settings. LaMonica and the World View team have led more than 21 global study visits, taking K-12 and community college educators around the world to learn about educational systems, classroom experiences, history, business and culture. Since the founding of UNC World View in 1998, more than 25,000 teachers have participated in UNC World View programs from every county in North Carolina.


Dr. Terza A. Lima-Neves is working with colleagues to launch a minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Terza Lima-Neves (She/Her/Ela) (Pronounced Tear-Zuh Lee-muh-Neh-vs) is a proud Black African woman, wife, mom, scholar, author, award-winning professor, and community leader. She was born and raised in Cabo Verde, West Africa and emigrated to the United States with her parents and two sisters as a teenager. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and their children. Dr. Lima-Neves is professor of political science and chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies as well as Director of Global Education and Engagement at Johnson C. Smith University. She is a graduate of Providence College and Clark Atlanta University. Terza is passionate about creating equitable, inclusive, and safe living and work spaces for all people, particularly populations who have been historically minoritized.

As a scholar and expert with over 20 years of experience in critical teaching pedagogy, Black feminisms, access, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Lima-Neves has delivered numerous keynote lectures and presentations, and facilitated workshops and has been featured in several national and international media publications. Recently, she completed a certificate in Leadership Foundation training at the Harvard Business School for Executive Leadership through the International Women’s Forum, a global Fellowship Program for distinguished woman leaders from over 25 countries. Terza is the principal editor of the book, Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resilience, and Revolution and cofounder of the International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women. She is currently working on her second manuscript focused on the Cabo Verdean community in the United States.

Because she strongly believes in rest as resistance, Terza loves creating content for her YouTube channel and Instagram photography pages as well as watching true crime shows and hallmark movies.

Colonel (COL) Michael Paul Marciniak was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and raised in Pembroke, North Carolina. He enlisted in the North Carolina Army National Guard in 1989. After serving four years as an enlisted Soldier, COL Marciniak attended Officer Candidate School, Class 37 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he earned his commission as an Armor Officer in the North Carolina Army National Guard. He has served in the military for 34 years where he has commanded at all levels through Brigade. COL Marciniak operational deployments include two combat tours to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one combat tour to Jordan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; as well as numerous Domestic Operations deployments in support of the citizens of North Carolina.  

He currently serves in two separate roles within the North Carolina National Guard: Director, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5) and Brigade Commander, 60th Troop Command.  

Most importantly, COL Marciniak is married to the former Julie Hunt of Fairmont, North Carolina. They currently reside in Durham, North Carolina and have two children: Blake (27) and Michaela (23). 


Heather Singmaster is the Director of the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) and CTE at Digital Promise Global, Digital Promise. Heather’s work focuses on integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE or vocational education) programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Heather also leads the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN), a network of international cities focused on best practice sharing in education. She speaks and writes regularly on global education, including as the former host of Education Week’s Global Learning blog. She previously worked at the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, Council on Foreign Relations, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Office of the United States Trade Representative. Heather holds a Masters degree focused in Anthropology from New York University and a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Barbara J. Stephenson, vice provost for global affairs and chief global officer, joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. She advances Carolina’s global reach, impact and reputation. Previously, she was president of the American Foreign Service Association. During her distinguished 34-year career in the Foreign Service, she was US ambassador to Panama, the first woman chargé d’affaires and deputy ambassador at the US Embassy in London, and dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute. She earned her PhD, MA, and BA in English literature from the University of Florida.


Naomi Tshosa is the Established Opinion Leaders and Professional Exchanges Specialist at the Unites States Embassy, Gaborone Botswana. She joined the Embassy in July 2002 managing both academic and professional exchange programs. She has served as a member of the PEPFAR Gender Technical Working Group, and FSN Retirement Board and LES Association Committee. Within the Embassy, Naomi has received several distinguished awards of exceptional performance and customer service bestowed by different U.S. Ambassadors.  

Before the U.S. Embassy job, Naomi worked as Assistant Programme Manager at the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID); and Human Rights Education Officer at Ditshwanelo – The Botswana Center for Human Rights. She is one the first volunteer groups to publish a human rights training manual Ke Tsa Rona when serving as a volunteer with Ditshwanelo for 4 years before graduation.  

Naomi is in possession of a master’s degree in development studies, and bachelor’s degree in Humanities with majors in Sociology and Environmental Science. She is also a commercial farmer and a community mobilizer of various projects officially and in her private capacity. 


Local Hotel Information:

A courtesy block of rooms is being held at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.  You can reserve through this link:

However, you are not obligated to stay at this property! There are several other hotels close to the Rizzo Center, so please choose what is best for you. The other closest hotels are Courtyards by Marriott Chapel Hill, or Aloft Chapel Hill.

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UNC World View Global Education Teacher Leader Institute 2023 Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day and one dinner. Hotel and travel are not included. If you need to pay with a method other than a credit card, please contact

UNC World View understands that educators work in dynamic environments and may not be able to attend all programs for which they registered. A 50% refund of payments made is available until April 20, 2023, if the UNC World View director is notified in writing of the cancellation. After April 20, 2023, no refunds are available.